* Great swimming spot * Playground * BBQ * Jettys * Popular spot for musseling * Toilets * Showers * Great kayaking & standup paddleboarding spot
Bicton Baths is one of our favourite Swan River locations. The water here is crystal clear, so it's a beautiful spot for a swim and a picnic with the family. This is a great alternative to a day at the beach and is great for big and little kids alike.
On one side the beach area is semi enclosed with 3 lengths of jetty. The beach here is great for playing in the sand, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, standup paddleboarding and of course jumping off the jetty. The water is crystal clear, shallow and gradually gets deep enough towards the end to jump off the jetty.
So this is a great spot for little kids and big kids with the shallow water and beautiful sandy beach that the little kids will love and the jetty the big kids will love jumping off again and again. And of course they can have a go at kayaking, canoeing or standup paddleboarding in the safety of the calm and shallow waters inside the jettys.
The kids also loved exploring the water - they found fish, rocks, shells and a starfish. This is also a popular spot for musseling too
There is also a little fenced playground here - it's up the top of a steep hill so you'll have to get the kids out of the water if you want to head up here to cook a barbeque, but it's a nice shady spot for a break from the water.
The beach on the other side of the jettys is also perfect for swimming, kayaking and standup paddleboarding too.
Only problem can be the parking, there are not many spaces in the carpark and no other designated parking, so if you plan to go get there early to get a parking space - also there is no cafe located here. It's a popular spot on a hot day. The carpark is located right along the foreshore though so it's easy to access you picnic spot from your car if you can get yourself a space.
What to Bring: beach sand toys, inflatables, kayaks, standup paddleboards, picnic rug, food for a picnic or bbq, goggles or snorkelling gear.
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Review by Lauren, 5th February 2015